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Casa da Calçada Relais & Chateaux

Largo do Paço, 6, 4600-017, Amarante - Vinho Verde

30 Rooms
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€ 99,00
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Located in Amarante, between the city of Porto and the Douro Valley, Casa da Calçada - a member of the Relais & Châteaux hotels association - has majestic scenery and idyllic scenery that inspires discovery. Declared by the Portuguese Government as a building of great architectural, historical and cultural interest, it preserves its original baroque style keeping the neoclassical elements in a romantic environment that invites you to travel through the past in a remarkably familiar and cosy atmosphere.

In Detail

Casa da Calçada was built during the 16th century to be one of the main palaces of the Count of Redondo. During the French Invasions, the allies commands (English and Portuguese) were settled in there. In the beginning of the 20th century, it became an important meeting point for politicians and intellectual, led by its owner António do Lago Cerqueira, born in the palace in 1880 and one of the most important political leaders of the First Portuguese Republic. 

The political career of Lago Cerqueira was, however, interrupted by his exile in France, where he specialized in the new vine planting techniques. He wrote about Portuguese wines and, after his return to Portugal, he applied these new techniques in the vineyards surrounding the palace and he became a major producer of Vinho Verde in our country. 

The property was completely restored in 2001 and is now one of the most iconic and emblematic hotels of Portuguese hospitality, becoming, in November of 2003, a member of the prestigious RELAIS & CHATEAUX chain.

The recovery of the Casa da Calçada preserved the original baroque style by keeping the neoclassical elements. 

The décor follows the romantic style that transmits through furniture, fabrics and decorative details, the atmosphere of a family home, where guests return to the past, benefiting from the cosy tranquillity of the palace many corners. 

This boutique hotel offers a total of 26 rooms and 4 suites is located in the centre of Amarante and has views of the historic centre and Tâmega River. Amongst the various facilities offered by the hotel, there is an outdoor swimming pool and a golf course of 18 holes nearby.

The elegant rooms and suites of Casa da Calçada have antique but renewed furnishings and accessories and an antique décor combined with modern amenities. 

Thinking of the maximum relaxation of its guests, Casa da Calçada has a SPA room equipped to ensure a unique sensations trip where body and spirit will find their balance, with the quality products - ALQVIMIA. 

Guests can also enjoy local specialities with an international flair in the hotel restaurant. The bar serves a selection of wines produced in the Douro Valley, in the Vinho Verde region and champagne produced in the hotel. 

Casa da Calçada offers special monthly events related to the art of good eating, wine tasting, gourmet menus matched with the best Portuguese wines and cooking classes.

Restaurants & Bars

Largo do Paço
Prestigious restaurant with 1 Michelin star, offers an exquisite yet cosy atmosphere and a professional team of the highest level. The award-winning cuisine of the Casa da Calçada Relais & Châteaux seeks to highlight the gastronomic Portuguese roots, complementing between contemporary and traditional with fresh products and originality. Chef Vitor Matos is responsible for the kitchen.

António do Largo Cerqueira Bar
As sumptuous as the rest of the hotel, large armchairs invite you to relax comfortably or enjoy the lovely views of the river and the village from the huge terrace. A truly magical place both day and night.

"Das Camélias" Bar
Offers bar services on the swimming pool area during the summer. If it is difficult for you to imagine anything more splendid than the panoramic views bathed in the special light of the setting sun, imagine all this with a fresh bottle of the sparkling wine produced in the surrounding wineries.

Meeting Rooms

Casa da Calçada has 5 meeting rooms with capacity from 14 to 300 guests. 

Every room is fully equipped to perform different types of events.


Inaugurated in 1997, the Amarante Golf was designed by the Portuguese architect Jorge Santana da Silva that successfully combined on the course of Amarante the necessary ingredients: the splendour of Nature in all its beauty and calm with 18 holes of pure challenge. 

Throughout the years, many professional golf events have been organized here; official tournament of the Portuguese Golf Federation and other commercial events of of major brands in different sectors. 

Since it is not a very long field in the 18 holes of the course are three par 5 holes, eight Par 4 holes and seven Par 3 holes.

Location and Directions

Casa da Calçada is located in the historic centre of Amarante, near the old bridge over the River Tâmega, opposite the Church of Saint Gonçalo.

From Porto, take the motorway A3 Braga/Vila Real and connect with A4 Vila Real / Valongo until exit 17 Amarante Este. Follow towards Amarante Centre.

From Lisbon, take the motorway A1 to Porto and on the VCI take the connection to motorway A3 Braga/Vila Real and then take motorway A4 Vila Real / Valongo until exit 17 Amarante Este. Follow towards Amarante Centre.

GPS: N41º 16'06.00'', W 8º 4'41.03"


Category Conditions
Check-in 03:00 pm-12:00 am
Check-out Until 12:00 pm
Cancellation | Prepayment Vary depending on the type of room. Check the conditions of every room prior to booking
Additional Fees Child from 3 to 6 years stay free of charge in extra bed; Children from 7 to 12 years : It will be charged 24.50 € per night , per person and extra beds; Adult: will be charged 49 € per night, per person and for extra beds
Extra Bed Maximum 1 cot in the room; Maximum of 1 bed in the room; Extra bed or cradle only available upon request
Means of payment Mastercard; Visa
General Booking Guarantee with credit card number; VAT at the legal rate included; The rates indicated are per room and night; Supplements are paid separately during the stay
Pets No Pets


Category Services
Wine Tourism Activities Wine Tasting; Guided Tour to the Facilities; Participation of Enologist; Wine WorkShops; Kitchen WorkShop; Tasting of regional products; Wine course
Other Activities Cultural and Landscape Tours; Hicking trails; Bike Rides; Tennis; Billiards
Outdoor Areas Golf Course (about 5 miles); Tennis Court (about 3 miles); Tennis Court; Private Vineyard; Garden; Outdoor Swimming Pool
Restaurants | Bars | Store Bar; Restaurant (a la carte); Restaurant (gastronomic menu)
SPA | Wellness center Massage
Recreational areas Newspapers; Library; Playground
Services Facilities for meetings / parties; 24 hour front desk; Transportation to / from Airport; Room service; Laundry; Dry cleaning
Internet Wi-Fi available in public areas (free)
Parking Free and Private (without reservation)
Facilities Non-smoking rooms; Soundproofed rooms; Private terrace; Facilities for the disabled; Safe; Heating; Air conditioning
Spoken Languages Spanish; French; English; Português
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2014- "Boa Cama Boa Mesa" Contest, Restaurant Largo do Paço distinguished with "Golden Fork" - Expresso Newspaper

2013 - Nominated to the category of "Boutique Hotel” - Publituris Trade Awards

2011 – Restaurant Largo do Paço awarded with 1 Michelin Star - Michelin Guide

2003 – Becomes a member on Relais & Châteaux

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